The tourist attractions at Druskininkai are not limited to health and spa amenities. In truth, there are several interesting sights in and around the city.
This town is located at the Neman River to the south of Lithuania. It is near the borders of Poland and Belarus. You can reach the city by bus from Kaunas or Vilnius.
What to See
The Town Museum is known for the chamber music, concerts and other events. There is also the Jewish Museum in Memoriam. It is dedicated to J. Lipchitz, a famous sculptor.
Another one of the famous tourist attractions at Druskininkai is the Memorial Museum of M.K. Ciurlionis. It is filled with the photos, documents and collections of the artist. Biographical info about the artist is also available.
The V. K. Jonynas’ Gallery pays homage to the works of Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas (1907 – 1997), a Lithuanian artist. Many of these works are related to paintings, stained glass and drawings. Another place worth visiting is the Museum ‘Gruto Parkas’. This exhibition highlights monuments and artifacts dating from the Soviet era.
One of the most popular destinations is the Forest Museum ‘Girios Aidas’. Open from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, it is known for its bird and animal expositions. Other attractions in the museum are the works of folk artists, black ceramics and jewelry. There is also a large collection related to the culture of the city.
This town has been settled in since the medieval age. During the 13th century, the Lithuanians conquered the area. To protect the site against Tuutonic Order, a castle was erected. In terms of written records, the first mention of the town is 1636. The name is thought to be derived from the druska.
The word means salt. Some researchers believe the people collected it. Some suggest the salt was used for healing by the locals. The healing qualities of its water have helped promote the area as a tourist destination. It was Czar Nicholas I who declare the area a spa in 1837.
The bus fares from Vilnius or Kaunas will cost around 20 to 30 Lt.
Visitors to the city have several options when it comes to spa services and lodging. These include the Spa hotel Draugyste, Spa Vilnius and the Druskininkai Health resort.
If you are interested in visiting the tourist attractions at Druskininkai, you may also want to visit Forto Dvaras. This is just one of the many eateries in the city.